Diesel scandal is a risk to German economy, says ministry

The cheating on diesel tests are bracketed with Brexit and possible US tariffs as potential threat to growth

The emissions scandal ensnaring German carmakers is a risk to Europe’s largest economy, the finance ministry said on Monday.

In its monthly report, the ministry named the issue, which broke out almost two years ago after Volkswagen admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests, as a threat to Germany along with Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and protectionist trade policies by the US government.

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